Workshop: Introduction to Swedish Cuisine

Private
2 h.
Group size up to 2 persons
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
English
Irina
Guide held more than 10 excursions
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Jessica
My day with Irina was absolutely one of the highlights of my time in St Petersburg. I combined this 'Journey to the Past' tour with her other cooking master class. We started the day baking traditional Russian bread at Irina's place, during which time we drank tea, chatted and helped each other with our language skills :) Afterwards, Irina took me to her favorite bric-a-brac stores so I could find some little treasures to take home as Russian mementos. These are not shops you would find without local know-how! Irina introduced me to the shopkeepers who were all very friendly, and she helped me select some special souvenirs along the way, telling me the stories of many objects and their significance to Russian culture and history. We also made a trip to the local food market to sample delicacies from all over Russia, which was a lot of fun. By the time Irina and I parted ways in the evening, I really felt as if I had spent the day with a good friend. I would highly recommend to do this tour in conjunction with Irina's cooking tour as well, as she is a formidable cook :)
Ance
almost 2 years ago
This tour was great! Irina is very friendly and we spent several hours chatting about everything from Russian food and culture, to what's going on in the city! She took me to an antique shop while the bread was baking and recommended several 'off-the-beaten-track' events in the city over the course of my stay that so far have all been great! The conversation was great, and Irina was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Russia and St Petersburg over a cup of tea, and take home a delicious loaf of bread! Thanks Irina!
Richard
almost 2 years ago
Irina is very kind and cheerful, she explained me all the ingredients of our dishes(and taught me the ingredients' names in Russian even i speak very bad, ha-ha),then taught me how to cook step by step, she is professional. During the tea time, she shared me interesting knowledge of Russia living style and introduced flea market to me. I am glad to have a great time with her, absolutely recommend this tour.
Andy
almost 2 years ago
I spent a great couple of hours with Irina, learning to bake Russian bread. The bread was delicious (I'm still enjoying it a couple of days later!) and Irina was very friendly and welcoming. She even took me to an antique shop and a church after we finished baking, and talked to me all about her travels. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much Irina!
Paula
almost 2 years ago
What a unique and fantastic experience. This is a must-do experience out of all the things we have done in St. Petersburg. The hosts make you feel truly at home, in Russian or English. Best ever experience and definitely best experience we’ve tried in St.Petersburg. Highly recommend.
Tom
almost 2 years ago
Wonderful, fantastic experiences that I really enjoy eating Borsch while knowing the culture behind it. She is very enthusiastic and open and willing to learn people from all over the world. Strongly recommended! Thanks for your great experience.
Lkcy.wor
almost 2 years ago
Very good class, Irina is very nice and helpful. She gave great tips on how to cook brocht. She also helped me to purchase vodka in local shop. Highly recommended!
Natalie
almost 2 years ago
It’s very nice experience during a trip in St.Petersburg. Local Food is an important part for me when traveling. The hospitality is also very nice. Thanks a lot.
Shane.bu
almost 2 years ago
Had an excellent time with Irina. We made some delicious Borscht and learnt a lot about Russian culture and way of living. Thoroughly recommended!!
Shira
almost 2 years ago
Irina was super friendly and welcoming and made the shared cooking experience one that we would like to repeat back at home!
2500 ₽
per group
Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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Please pay attention and get prepared for an evening with tasty food and nice conversations.
With pleasure I will teach you how to cook Swedish dishes and share some of my favourite secret receipts.
All needed products will be provided and of course — your self-cooked meal can be taken with you.
I will give the workshop in the historic center of St. Petersburg in a traditional shared apartment, the so called “kommunlka”, in a house of the early 20th century. I am pleased to tell you about the history of our house and the formation of communal apartments in St. Petersburg.

As you wish we can prepare one dish by one workshop:
— Bread with cranberries (Filmjolkslimpa med lingon)
— Drills from root vegetables with bacon and cranberry jam (Rotfruktsraggmunkar med bacon och lingon)
— Chocolate sandwiches (Chokladsnittar)
— Buns with cinnamon (Kanelbullar)
— Swedish pumpkin cream soup

Irina
4.9
Average rating
Assistant costume designer
Held more than 10 excursions
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Dear guest,
My name is Irina.
I am outgoing, friendly, easy to get along with-full of suggestions for your visit to St.Petersburg!
I love to travel to hidden places, enjoy meeting new people, experiencing the local flavour of places and cultural backgrounds.
I'm really glad about being local tour guide of "Sputnik8" because I got to know a lot of people around the world I wouldn't have met without this project.
I was study History of Art in St.Petersburg University Culture and graduated Art expert.
Now I work like Assistant of costume designer in Film Industry.
Thanks for my occupation I know all place in the St.Petersburg where your can find authentic and vintage things and clothes.
I will be glad to show my secrets places in the city where you can find unusual things and meet interesting people.
I'm also passionate about healthy and tasty food and will be happy to share my skills of cooking.
Looking forward to meet you.
Sincerely, Irina

Price
Introduction to Swedish cuisine
2500 ₽
per group
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

All needed products will be provided and of course – your self-cooked meal can be taken with you.

What is not included

Personal expenses

What places will you see

The workshop will be held in the city centre in an authentic communal apartment.
I'll tell you the story of our house built by the architect Dolginov in 1913 year and the history of the appearance of communal apartments in St. Petersburg.

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 0 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English
Directions to meet your guide

Metro Petrogradskaya, Podkovyrova street,4

How long your tour will be
2 h.
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This is a new tour, check out reviews from other tours by this guide:
Richard
almost 2 years ago
Irina is very kind and cheerful, she explained me all the ingredients of our dishes(and taught me the ingredients' names in Russian even i speak very bad, ha-ha),then taught me how to cook step by step, she is professional. During the tea time, she shared me interesting knowledge of Russia living style and introduced flea market to me. I am glad to have a great time with her, absolutely recommend this tour.
Tom
almost 2 years ago
Wonderful, fantastic experiences that I really enjoy eating Borsch while knowing the culture behind it. She is very enthusiastic and open and willing to learn people from all over the world. Strongly recommended! Thanks for your great experience.
Paula
almost 2 years ago
What a unique and fantastic experience. This is a must-do experience out of all the things we have done in St. Petersburg. The hosts make you feel truly at home, in Russian or English. Best ever experience and definitely best experience we’ve tried in St.Petersburg. Highly recommend.
Shira
almost 2 years ago
Irina was super friendly and welcoming and made the shared cooking experience one that we would like to repeat back at home!
Andy
almost 2 years ago
I spent a great couple of hours with Irina, learning to bake Russian bread. The bread was delicious (I'm still enjoying it a couple of days later!) and Irina was very friendly and welcoming. She even took me to an antique shop and a church after we finished baking, and talked to me all about her travels. I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you so much Irina!
Natalie
almost 2 years ago
It’s very nice experience during a trip in St.Petersburg. Local Food is an important part for me when traveling. The hospitality is also very nice. Thanks a lot.
Ance
almost 2 years ago
This tour was great! Irina is very friendly and we spent several hours chatting about everything from Russian food and culture, to what's going on in the city! She took me to an antique shop while the bread was baking and recommended several 'off-the-beaten-track' events in the city over the course of my stay that so far have all been great! The conversation was great, and Irina was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn about Russia and St Petersburg ove...
Lkcy.wor
almost 2 years ago
Very good class, Irina is very nice and helpful. She gave great tips on how to cook brocht. She also helped me to purchase vodka in local shop. Highly recommended!
Shane.bu
almost 2 years ago
Had an excellent time with Irina. We made some delicious Borscht and learnt a lot about Russian culture and way of living. Thoroughly recommended!!
Jessica
about 2 years ago
My day with Irina was absolutely one of the highlights of my time in St Petersburg. I combined this 'Journey to the Past' tour with her other cooking master class. We started the day baking traditional Russian bread at Irina's place, during which time we drank tea, chatted and helped each other with our language skills :) Afterwards, Irina took me to her favorite bric-a-brac stores so I could find some little treasures to take home as Russian mementos. These are not shops you would find witho...
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Full refund for cancellations up to 48 hours
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